Look as Young as You Feel: Plastic Surgery in Your 50s By on February 18, 2015

A woman in her mid-fifties looking splendid after plastic surgeryEach year, hundreds of thousands of people in their fifties undergo facial plastic surgery to rejuvenate and refine their appearance and boost their confidence. While there used to be something of a stigma attached to plastic surgery, especially in the days of the unnatural-looking, “pulled-back” face lift, it has become quite acceptable and even fashionable for both men and women in their fifties to turn back the clocks by undergoing facial rejuvenation procedures.

If you live in or near Minneapolis and are considering plastic surgery in your 50s, then renowned plastic surgeon Gregory T. Mesna would welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a confidential consultation. He has helped hundreds of patients just like you discover the many possibilities of exceptional plastic surgery in their fifties. If you would like to take up to ten years off of your appearance and feel more confident in your own skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna today.

The Unique Needs of Patients in Their Fifties

By the time most people reach their fifties, they have become excellent candidates for most plastic surgery procedures. In general, their skin has begun to sag and wrinkle, but it has retained enough of its natural elasticity to conform to its new contours after surgery. They usually have realistic expectations of their results, understanding that they will not look like they are in their twenties again, but also understanding that the point of plastic surgery is not to perform miracles but simply to enhance one’s natural beauty and remove approximately five to ten years from one’s appearance.

Although many patients in their fifties have similar needs in general, their specific needs and goals tend to differ from patient to patient. Dr. Mesna has the experience, skill, and finely honed eye for aesthetics to tailor every procedure he performs to each patient so that the results are as unique as he or she is.

Commonly Performed Procedures among Patients in Their Fifties

Although there is no such thing as a typical patient in his or her fifties, there are procedures that are generally quite popular among patients in that age group. These procedures include:

  • Face Lift: Many patients in their fifties opt for mid-face lift surgery, which addresses the mid- to lower-face region, correcting such common problems as jowls, nasolabial folds, and sagging cheeks. Other patients in their fifties find that they are ready for the more comprehensive full face lift.
  • Neck Lift: Even those who maintain their youthful appearance into their fifties often display the tell-tale signs of their true age in the skin of their necks. Neck lift surgery can reduce the appearance of sagging neck skin and the dreaded “turkey wattle.”
  • Brow Lift: Brow lift surgery elevates sagging brows, which can make people look perpetually tired, angry, and aged.
  • Breast Lift: Most women will find that, by the time they reach their fifties, their breasts will have begun to shift downward on their chests. This is especially true of women with larger, heavier breasts. Breast lift can correct this problem.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Practice

If you are in your fifties and would like to learn more about how you might benefit from plastic surgery, we invite you to contact Mesna Plastic Surgery today.

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Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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